Monthly Archives: December 2015
Dread Exercising? 4 Ways to Make Yourself Do it – And Love It
It’s hard to find the time for things you really want to do.  It’s even harder to find it for things you really don’t want to. You know that exercise is really important for you, that you need it for weight loss and a great body, for energy, good general health, a strong heart and healthy bones, disease prevention, etc.… Read More
Rustic Tuscan Soup
Fresh tomatoes are not only so much more appealing and flavorful when compared to canned ones, but they are also more nutrient rich and free of harmful chemicals. Making your own creamy tomato broth from scratch doesn’t take very much time or effort, and adding in protein-packed beans and fiber-filled veggies turns it into a hearty, healthy, meat-free one-pot meal… Read More
Santa’s Intervention
Mr. and Mrs. Claus at a recent parade Dear Santa, Hope this letter finds you and the Missus doing well. Thanks for the set of new wine glasses last Christmas. Nothing personal, but I’ll be re-gifting them to the in-laws this year. This way I’ll have enough money left over for a new pair of Jimmy Choo’s to donate to… Read More
Rainbow Holiday Pancakes
Photo Credit: Fernando Messino The holidays are a tough time to stick to your diet, constantly torn between the desire to stick to your weight loss goals and to gift yourself a free pass to let loose and enjoy all of the high calorie foods surrounding you. So it’s good to have some recipes on hand that satisfy both the… Read More
Low-Fat Diets Don’t Work for Weight Loss
The growing number of health benefits gained from diets that are rich in healthy fats (such as the Mediterranean diet) continue to be reported. Unfortunately, many people still find it hard to move past fear of dietary fat, unable to let go of old nutrition theories that pin dietary fat as the sole cause of weight gain. No doubt about… Read More
15 Low-Carb Holiday Side Dishes
Creamy mashed potatoes, candied yams, apple crumbles, turkey stuffing, cheesy casseroles, buttery biscuits…all the classic foods and flavors that make you look forward to the holidays…with all the carbs and fat that make you dread stepping onto the scale come New Year. You can put together delicious holiday feasts for your family and friends that don’t require everyone’s weight loss… Read More
Easy Appetite Control with Blue
You have a very unique and personal relationship with your food – one that’s affected by your childhood, your culture, your environment, your hormones, your emotional experiences, etc. But there are also certain aspects of your food friendship that are basic to all human beings, hard wired into all of our brains and driving our eating instincts in ways that… Read More
DIY Holiday Chocolate Bonbons
You don’t want to be left behind in all the merry holiday cheer…but you don’t want to leave your weight loss ideals behind you either. Try these homemade chocolate bonbons as a compromise. Sugar-free and low carb while rich in healthy fats and antioxidants, these DIY candies are a healthier alternative to the store-bought kind so that you can enjoy… Read More
Can Going Vegetarian Help with Weight Loss?
Question: Meat is high in protein, I know that is good for weight loss, but meat is also high in fat and cholesterol. If I stop eating meat and start eating only vegetarian, will it be easier for me to lose weight?   The SLIMQUICK Coach: Great question! The short answer is: “it depends”. The merits of eating strictly vegetarian… Read More
Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
It’s always nice to get something for free. Sugar free, fat free and gluten free. These oatmeal cookies are so easy to whip up in a pinch, and use just a handful of common ingredients you likely already have in your kitchen. They are a perfect, old fashioned wholesome treat for the kids (adult kids included). When they’ve been earned,… Read More
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